Pizza's all round on OBEM!

(67 Posts)
BarnYardCow Wed 27-Feb-13 21:00:46

Evening, who's in tonight?

Newforestpony Thu 28-Feb-13 07:41:10

curious it actually depends on how comfortable the consultant is with the condition of the baby, plus how the delivery is going (just like any other birth).

Our son was born naturally too (after induction so that the team could be on standby). He had an exomphalos so the mass in front of him was larger than his head.

In the US most exomphalos and Gastroschisis babies are born by cs, but they also spend a lot longer in hospital, and in the case of exomphalos babies (who have a translucent membrane covering the organs), quite often they are not operated on for a few months or even years. Remember that healthcare there is a profit-making industry.

In the UK there is a greater drive to resolve more quickly and get the baby home (subject to any other issues) as quickly as possible. Our son spent 13 nights in hospital (original estimate was 2 months) and it was such a relief to get him home and start enjoying all the simple things of having our first (and only) child in the very best place - with mummy and daddy.

Ps I also breastfed until 12 months which helped me feel like a real mummy again after all the earlier trauma.

sushidave Wed 27-Feb-13 23:11:01

I agree, it's so important to allay parents' inevitable (and misplaced) guilty feelings. When my pregnancy was going awry, the best consultants always made it very clear that it was not due to anything I'd done, and indeed there was nothing I could do (at least in the way of nutrition, and work to a lesser extent) to alter the path of the pregnancy from then on. When DD had arrived, I'll always remember Dr Newell telling us that she needed 3 things: warmth, milk and love, and that the medics would take care of the first one smile. I'm writing this as she's squawking away upstairs grin

amistillsexy Wed 27-Feb-13 22:58:50

That consultant was an absolute star to tell those parents it was nothing they'd done. Nobody has ever told me that about my son's ASD sad .

What a wonderful story that was. I'm so pleased to see Baby Mia all better smile

curiousgeorgie Wed 27-Feb-13 22:53:00

Anyone who's had experience of this before, or maybe they said it and I missed it, would it not have been safer to give her a c section? I seem to remember the first episode being a young mother who was given a c section due to her baby having this?

Mia was beautiful!! Giant eyes grin

legoqueen Wed 27-Feb-13 22:49:17

Heartwarming. Roll on next week!

beginnings Wed 27-Feb-13 22:23:09

I'm 10 weeks with DC2 and I'm moving to Leeds so that Gail can deliver my baby. What a fabulous woman.

herethereandeverywhere Wed 27-Feb-13 22:06:02

Bless our NHS, so grateful for it and what it does. When I see an episode like that it reminds me how lucky we are to have such wonderful treatment accessible to us all.

(Yes, Mia made me cry too!)

sushidave Wed 27-Feb-13 22:00:24

That's our consultant (Simon Newell)! And he's as fantastic as he came across there. Amazing that baby Mia came home after 3 weeks. We're 6 weeks home now with our premie DD after 4 weeks in the SCBU, hearing his voice brings it all back.

oooggs Wed 27-Feb-13 21:59:59

So pleased they updated us on Mia, she is lovely, so pleased smile

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 27-Feb-13 21:59:55

Oh, that last bit with Mia on the rug just got me!

oldraver Wed 27-Feb-13 21:58:42

How gorgeous is Mia ?

Logan wants them to turn the lights down!

legoqueen Wed 27-Feb-13 21:58:36

She's gorgeous!

Beautiful little Mia smile

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 27-Feb-13 21:56:38

Has her mum gone home?

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 27-Feb-13 21:55:41

I liked the consultant - very good explanation

DottyDot Wed 27-Feb-13 21:55:05

SOB! So glad she's OK smile

legoqueen Wed 27-Feb-13 21:55:01

Nice consultant, reassuring...

oooggs Wed 27-Feb-13 21:54:26

Tears here too sad

Mondaybaby Wed 27-Feb-13 21:54:03

Gosh, this is bringing back memories. I was on midwife led birthing unit and informed I was fully dilated and told to push. Then almost 3 hours later rushed to the labour ward where I was told I was only 6-7 cm and told to stop pushing. It all went a bit wrong from there and I ended up with forceps delivery and big bleed. My dd was fine thank goodness. I still feel upset about it though at times 2 and a half years later.

IAmLouisWalsh Wed 27-Feb-13 21:53:46

Bless that baby girl

NewYearNewBoo Wed 27-Feb-13 21:52:23

Aaw that little one was lovely, hope they let us know she is ok.

Yes he really did say HE needs a breather sometimes shock

ClaimedByMe Wed 27-Feb-13 21:50:49

Sniff sniff

DottyDot Wed 27-Feb-13 21:50:41

Damn you OBEM - in tears here... That Mum did so well and I hope they update us about the baby.

OnlyWantsOne Wed 27-Feb-13 21:50:16

Tiny baby Mia!!!

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